July 3, 2008
HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (WAFF) - Just in time for the 4th, I hit the streets today with a copy of the latest citizenship test to see how patriotic Huntsvillians really are.
"I majored in political science and I'm a lawyer, so I should know them all. If I miss any, that is bad news," said Elizabeth Cvetetic.
People who want to become American citizens will take the revised test starting in October. The questions in it have all ages stumped.
Who wrote the Declaration of independence?
Hmmmmmm well I dunno!...Thomas uhhhhh?"
"Thomas Jefferson, are you kidding? People don't know that?"
On to another question that decides your fate...
What territory did the United States buy from France in 1803? Louisiana, Vermont, Alaska or Maine?
I think this one is a tough one.
What did Susan B. Anthony do?
"Susan B? The lady who made the flag? The preacher, no? I don't know hahah!"
"Fought for women's rights."
Georgina Chapman lives in Huntsville. She took the U.S. citizenship test in the spring of 2006 and passed.
"This is a lot more and they are harder!"
She tries her luck...
"Was not among the original states, Maine, New Hampshire, Maine, New Hampshire, Maine."
"I got 65 percent so,'hey you make a good citizen. Look at your wrong answers and a little revision should help.' I passed!"
But for some it's not about making the grade.
"Besides, it's my half birthday on the fourth of July!"
I won't tell you exactly what I scored. I passed but am a little rusty as well.